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31
Dec

Peter, we hardly knew ye

Struck by the playful wit that envisioned St FX president Sean Riley as an Egyptian pharaoh — not to mention outgoing academic vice-president Mary McGillivray as Nefertiti (Frank 652) — I contacted the cartoon’s author, political science professor Peter Dockwrey, to discuss the possibility of utilizing his talents in future editions of Frank. 

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31
Dec
University $100,000-Plus Club

University $100,000-Plus Club

It’s the first year that universities have been required under the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act to release the salaries of their top earners as of March 31, 2012. And boy howdy, is the list ever a doozy.

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17
Dec

The Moonlight: One reason to live in the ’Nish

Dear Frank:

Sorry to hear about mouse droppings at the Moonlight. I know it to be as clean as Grandma’s kitchen.

Too bad there is probably a health regulation against a restaurant keeping a cat, which is how Grandma (and my daughter and family, for that matter) solved the mouse problem. 

The Moonlight is a restaurant unlike any other.

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03
Dec
The Riley  & Muldoon  Dog & Pony Show

The Riley & Muldoon Dog & Pony Show

Imagine my delight when I opened the Frankland inbox on a recent morning to find a lovingly drawn depiction of St. FX president Sean Riley as ousted Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, being goaded by Brian Mulroney to build one last monument to himself before he disappears into the desert once and for all. 

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03
Dec

Let’s do the Time Warp with Percy

I’m learning that when you’re in government, “immediately” takes on a slightly different definition than it does for us mere mortals.

If you’re anything like me, you might be wondering why it’s taken the provincial government so damn long to issue a call for proposal to find an independent firm to conduct a forensic audit on the Cumberland Regional Development Agency.

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